Three Gorges Dam

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  • Created by: Lotto65
  • Created on: 30-12-15 14:11

Why does the Yangtze River flood?

* High amounts of rainfall --> intensive storms during summer monsoons

* Deforestation in upper basin --> less interception --> More surface runoff and soil erosion

* Urbanisation --> Reduces land river can flood

* Glaciers and melting snow near the source so rain comes when temperatures rise


* Stores water in a reservoir which is released during the dry season

* HEP --> using energy from water

* Improves…


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